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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Social and Cultural History (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-SC/HISTPUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Jessica Meyer Contact address:J.K.Meyer@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

The School of History

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

The School of History

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

History

Programme specification:

The Leeds MA in Social and Cultural History is a thematically focused programme of study which involves a wide range of staff and modules in the School of History. The MA in Social and Cultural History aims to provide students with strong research training and understanding of the theoretical approaches required for doctoral study, alongside the breadth and depth of knowledge of social and cultural history in a wide range of chronological, geographical and thematic contexts.

The programme has a strong conceptual core, but with a unique and wide range of focused studies of particular historical processes and contexts. The programmes comprises two core modules: a research methods course core taken by all students enrolled in MA programmes in the School of History, and a 'Concepts and debates in Social and Cultural history' core which will provide a broad conceptual introduction to research shaped by these approaches in a wide range of geographical and chronological contexts.

In addition to two core modules, students on the programme will choose two optional modules from an extensive number on offer such as:
- Women, Work and Family
- Lifecycles: birth, death and illness in the Middle Ages
- Patriotic Protest
- New Consumer Society
- Gender and Power in Early Modern Europe
- The European Minorities Problem
- Nationalism in Colonial Africa.

Recent appointments in the School of History in the fields of early modern British history, twentieth-century Russian history, and modern South Asian history will provide scope for expansion.

Students will also complete a 15,000 word dissertation. The University of Leeds has considerable research expertise in this area, and outstanding resources available in the Brotherton Library, encompassing extensive holdings of rare books and manuscripts in Special Collections, and strong print collections of works in English and many foreign languages. Electronic resources include access to EEBO, ECCO, The Making of the Modern World and numerous databases of early journals and newspapers.

Students in the programme will also have access to a wide range of regular and well attended research seminars, including the Eighteenth Century Seminar, the Interdisciplinary Renaissance and Early Modern Seminar and the Modern Social and Economic History Seminar. Conferences hosted by the School attract international scholars in the fields of social and cultural history.

The School of History plans to participate in the University's application for an ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centre, which would enhance the opportunities for students on this programme through funding opportunities. All these factors make the University of Leeds a unique and exciting place at which to be pursuing MA studies in the area of Social and Cultural History.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HIST5850MConcepts and Debates in Social and Cultural History30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules. Not all optional modules will necessarily be on offer in any given year.

HIST5035MApproaches to Contemporary European History30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST5225MGender and Power in Early Modern Europe30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5231MMedicine and Warfare in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5841MIndia since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5844MSexuality and Disease in African History30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5851MDeath, Dying and the Dead in Twentieth-Century Britain30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5852MHistories of Migration from Early Modern to Modern30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5854MRevolutions: Theory and Comparative Histories30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST5875MLifecycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5961MAnti-Apartheid: Cultures of the Struggle30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MEDV5340MMedieval Bodies30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

The School will not normally expect to run modules with fewer than two students.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HIST5015MDissertation (MA)60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Students must choose 30 credits of option modules from the list below. Not all option modules run in every year. The School would not normally expect to run modules with fewer than two students.

HIST5035MApproaches to Contemporary European History30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST5225MGender and Power in Early Modern Europe30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5231MMedicine and Warfare in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5841MIndia since 1947: Community, Caste and Political Violence30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5844MSexuality and Disease in African History30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5851MDeath, Dying and the Dead in Twentieth-Century Britain30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5852MHistories of Migration from Early Modern to Modern30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5854MRevolutions: Theory and Comparative Histories30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST5875MLifecycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST5961MAnti-Apartheid: Cultures of the Struggle30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MEDV5340MMedieval Bodies30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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